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Bob Marley
Arts

United Nations declares reggae music a cultural treasure

  UNESCO, the United Nations cultural and scientific agency, has added reggae music from Jamaica to its list of global and cultural treasures. The announcement came at UNESCO’s meeting in Mauritius, where 40 proposals were under consideration—including Jamaica’s inclusion of reggae. Reggae, which was popularized by Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh, Jimmy Cliff and other bands, is music […]

Meeting the challenge of engaging men in HIV prevention and treatment
Health

Meeting the challenge of engaging men in HIV prevention and treatment

A new commentary from National Institutes of Health scientists asserts that engaging men in HIV prevention and care is essential to the goal of ending the HIV pandemic. The article by Adeola Adeyeye, M.D., M.P.A., and David Burns, M.D., M.P.H., of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Michael Stirratt, Ph.D., of the National Institute of Mental […]

Former police chief sentenced to prison for falsifying arrest data to imprison black men for crimes they didn’t commit
Wrongful Convictions

Former police chief sentenced to prison for falsifying arrest data to imprison black men for crimes they didn’t commit

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Instead of putting people behind bars, the former police chief of a Florida town will spend the next three years behind bars for falsifying data leading to the arrest and conviction of three black men for crimes they did not commit in order to boost the department’s crime-solving statistics. U.S. District Court Judge K. […]

The film “Green Book” keeps winning awards
Arts

The film “Green Book” keeps winning awards

By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today It’s not a sure bet, but it looks like “Green Book” could be booked for an Oscar. The National Board of Review recently named “Green Book,” a film starring 2017 Academy Award winner Mahershala Ali, as 2018’s best picture. In the film, Ali, who won Best-Supporting Actor for “Moonlight,” 2017’s Oscar winner for Best Picture, […]

Climate change will cause more cases of asthma and suffering for blacks
Health

Climate change will cause more cases of asthma and suffering for blacks

  By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today Blacks and other non-whites living in the United States should prepare for more heat-related deaths and an increase in the severity and frequency of allergic diseases, including asthma and hay fever, because of climate change according to a comprehensive report published by the Washington, D.C. -based U.S. Global Change Research Program. “Populations including older […]

General Motors will close five plants in North America.
News

GM will close 5 North American plants next year

The company’s stock jumps on the announcement, but the United Auto Workers says it will challenge the closings It’s not clear how many black workers will be affected by the closings By Frederick H. Lowe BlackmansStreet.Today General Motors has announced that it is closing a total of eight plants, five in North America and three elsewhere, eliminating 14,400 hourly and […]

U.S. Rep. Mia Love lost her re-election bid
News

Mia Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress, lost her bid for re-election

  Ludmya “Mia” Love, the only black Republican woman in Congress, won’t  be returning to Washington in January. She was defeated by her Democratic opponent in last week’s midterm elections to represent Utah’s 4th Congressional district in suburban Salt Lake City. Love, who was seeking a third term  after first being elected in 2014, lost to Democrat Ben McAdams in […]